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Bedford-Stuyvesant has a rich history and a vibrant, diverse culture. It has been nicknamed "Brownstone Brooklyn," claiming the highest concentration of pre-war Brownstones in New York City. Bed-Stuy is the birthplace and hometown of some of the most celebrated figures in literature, sports, entertainment and politics, such as Norman Mailer, Jackie Robinson, Lena Horne, Shirley Chisholm, Eubie Blake, Mos Def and Chris Rock.
On Fulton Street, you'll find our beloved Billie Holiday Theatre inside of Restoration Plaza, also home to the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the oldest community development corporation in the country.
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